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12m Updated Can Trump be the new Reagan?
CNN
The conservative movement is learning to love President Donald Trump. But he's no Ronald Reagan ... yet.
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Kim Jong Nam Killed With U.N.-Banned Nerve Agent, Malaysia Says21m Updated Kim Jong Nam Killed With U.N.-Banned Nerve Agent, Malaysia Says
The Wall Street Journal
The chemical substance used to kill Kim Jong Nam was a banned nerve agent called VX, Malaysia police said, raising the political stakes in a case that has already frayed diplomatic ties between Malaysia and North Korea.
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52m Updated Best-looking movies of 2016?
CNN
On Feb. 26, all eyes will be trained on Hollywood's Dolby Theatre, where the winners of the 89th Academy Awards will be crowned.
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The Trump-Like Figures Popping Up in Central Europe54m The Trump-Like Figures Popping Up in Central Europe
The New York Times
Political outsiders have felt the wind at their backs since the election of President Trump, and many embrace their resemblance to him.
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The Saturday Profile: In Bulgaria, a Businessman Who Talks like Trump, Acts Like Trump54m The Saturday Profile: In Bulgaria, a Businessman Who Talks like Trump, Acts Like Trump
The New York Times
Veselin Mareshki, a tycoon running for president in Bulgaria, welcomes comparisons with President Trump, saying, “we will be able to change the world.”
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55m Iraq launches airstrikes on ISIS in Syria
CNN
For the first time, Iraqi fighter jets carried out airstrikes against ISIS targets in Syria, according to a statement issued Friday by Iraqi Prime Minister, Haider al-Abadi, and Iraq's Joint Operation Command.
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1h 7m Republican says: Release taxes
CNN
A conservative member of Congress called on President Donald Trump Thursday to release his tax returns following an emotional exchange at a town hall.
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1h 7m Updated Frida Ghitis: Who, exactly, is running US foreign policy?
CNN
Not a day goes by in the Netherlands without President Donald Trump making news. If you're an American traveling overseas, you have likely been buttonholed by locals asking you to explain what is going on with the new administration. The local news carries clips of Trump attacking the media, disparaging NATO or falsely suggesting a terrorist attack just occurred in Sweden. At the same time, top Cabinet officials are making the rounds in Europe, appearing to contradict the President on the most basic matters of foreign policy.
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U.K. Conservative Party Wins Local Election Dealing Blow to Labour1h 27m U.K. Conservative Party Wins Local Election Dealing Blow to Labour
The Wall Street Journal
Trudy Harrison won a seat that the center-left Labour Party had held for decades, giving Prime Minister Theresa May a boost before she formally starts the U.K.’s negotiations on leaving the European Union.
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Anti-Immigrant Protests Turn Violent in South Africa1h 41m Anti-Immigrant Protests Turn Violent in South Africa
The New York Times
Police in Pretoria fired tear gas and rubber bullets, and President Jacob Zuma condemned xenophobia.
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2h Updated Car bomb kills scores in Syria
CNN
A car bomb killed as many as 60 people and wounded dozens more in northwestern Syria, activist groups said Friday.
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In Kim Jong-nam Killing, a Common Migration Tale Takes a Dark Turn2h In Kim Jong-nam Killing, a Common Migration Tale Takes a Dark Turn
The New York Times
Before being accused in the killing of Kim Jong-un’s half brother, Doan Thi Huong was one of millions of Southeast Asians living abroad in search of work.
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India Condemns Deadly Shooting in Kansas, a Possible Hate Crime2h India Condemns Deadly Shooting in Kansas, a Possible Hate Crime
The New York Times
One Indian citizen was killed, and another was injured, along with an American who tried to help.
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2h Trump wants nuclear weapon supremacy
CNN
President Donald Trump has expressed concern that the United States has "fallen behind" in its nuclear weapons capacity and that he would like to restore its supremacy.
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Israel Denies a Work Visa to Human Rights Watch Researcher2h Israel Denies a Work Visa to Human Rights Watch Researcher
The New York Times
The advocacy group, which has worked in the country for decades, said the rejection was “part of a pattern” of actions by the government to close off criticism.
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Trump to Add Some Muscle to U.S. Plan to Fight Islamic State3h Updated Trump to Add Some Muscle to U.S. Plan to Fight Islamic State
The Wall Street Journal
President Donald Trump’s new strategy to accelerate the fight against Islamic State will, at least initially, tweak and add a little more muscle to the existing plan, U.S. officials said.
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China and North Korea Reveal Sudden, and Deep, Cracks in Their Friendship3h China and North Korea Reveal Sudden, and Deep, Cracks in Their Friendship
The New York Times
Beijing’s suspension of coal imports that have helped prop up the North prompted a furious response, a sign that relations may have reached a breaking point.
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3h Updated Republican to Trump: Release taxes
CNN
A conservative member of Congress called on President Donald Trump Thursday to release his tax returns following an emotional exchange at a town hall.
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U.S. Talks With Mexico Clouded by Mixed Message3h Updated U.S. Talks With Mexico Clouded by Mixed Message
The Wall Street Journal
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Homeland chief John Kelly tried to soften Trump’s message on expanded U.S. immigration-enforcement efforts in talks with the Mexican government. But Mexico’s foreign-relations chief expressed concern that what the U.S. envoys said was different than Trump’s actions and words.
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Killers who murdered their partners wed in jail3h Killers who murdered their partners wed in jail
Sky News
Two convicted murderers, both in jail for killing their spouses, have married while still in prison in Nepal.
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4h Updated Intel officials concerned with WH justifying travel ban
CNN
President Donald Trump has assigned the Department of Homeland Security, working with the Justice Department, to help build the legal case for its temporary travel ban on individuals from seven countries, a senior White House official tells CNN.
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Indian Foreign Minister ‘Shocked’ by Kansas Shooting5h Indian Foreign Minister ‘Shocked’ by Kansas Shooting
The New York Times
The Indian news media extensively covered the killing of an Indian engineer in a bar outside Kansas City. U.S. officials were trying to determine whether it was a hate crime.
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5h Inside aircraft dropping leaflets over Mosul
CNN
Letters from residents from eastern Mosul to those in the ISIS-held western half are being dropped ahead of the Iraqi army's offensive to take it back.
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5h The town being pulled apart
CNN
A slow-moving landslide is gradually destroying this Italian village, leaving 125 people homeless.
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5h N. Korea lashes out at China
CNN
It's a rare public spat between two Communist neighbors.
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6h Kim Jong Nam killed by toxic chemical weapon, police say
CNN
The chemical substance used to kill Kim Jong Nam was VX nerve agent, according to a preliminary report by the Chemistry Department of Malaysia, Malaysian police said in a statement Friday. Kim, the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, died February 13.
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Iraqi forces retake Mosul airport from IS6h Iraqi forces retake Mosul airport from IS
Sky News
Iraqi forces have taken full control of Mosul airport from the Islamic State group, according to a senior commander.
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6h Updated What is VX nerve agent?
CNN
Malaysian police have revealed the substance that killed Kim Jong Nam was a highly toxic nerve agent more commonly used in warfare.
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As Duterte Critic Is Jailed, Her Allies See a Move Against Dissent6h As Duterte Critic Is Jailed, Her Allies See a Move Against Dissent
The Wall Street Journal
Sen. Leila de Lima, who has criticized President Rodrigo Duterte’s often bloody antidrug drive, said she is innocent of charges that she took money from drug dealers to fund her senatorial campaign.
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China Names Guo Shuqing, a Rapid-Fire Regulator, to Oversee Troubled Banks6h China Names Guo Shuqing, a Rapid-Fire Regulator, to Oversee Troubled Banks
The New York Times
The appointment of the respected official could signal Beijing’s desire to address deep financial problems holding back the Chinese economy.
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China Names Guo Shuqing, Known for Rapid-Fire Change, to Oversee Troubled Banks6h China Names Guo Shuqing, Known for Rapid-Fire Change, to Oversee Troubled Banks
The New York Times
The appointment of the respected official could signal Beijing’s desire to address deep financial problems holding back the Chinese economy.
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6h Anti-Duterte senator arrested
CNN
One of the fiercest critics of Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte and his bloody crackdown on illegal drugs was ordered arrested Thursday on drug-related charges in what supporters say is a politically motivated vendetta.
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6h Updated Soccer shock: Premier League champs fire manager
CNN
Leicester City Football Club has sacked manager Claudio Ranieri less than nine months after winning the Premier League Title.
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VX Nerve Agent: A Deadly Weapon, Rarely Seen7h VX Nerve Agent: A Deadly Weapon, Rarely Seen
The New York Times
The substance, classified as a chemical weapon and kept for decades in the arsenals of many militaries, has never been used in combat.
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U.K. Conservative Party Wins Key Local Election7h Updated U.K. Conservative Party Wins Key Local Election
The Wall Street Journal
Trudy Harrison won a seat that the center-left Labour Party had held for decades, giving Prime Minister Theresa May a boost before she formally starts the U.K.’s negotiations on leaving the European Union.
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7h Trump lawyer pushed Ukraine deal, lawmaker says
CNN
The setting was a Manhattan restaurant, and after 25 minutes what allegedly emerged was a pro-Russian peace plan for Ukraine that its author believes may have ended up in the White House.
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8h More than 700 foreigners held over first weekend of Trump ban
CNN
The Trump administration revealed for the first time on Thursday that 746 individuals nationwide were held during the first weekend of President Donald Trump's travel ban, according to the American Civil Liberties Union.
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9h Updated VX nerve agent used to kill Kim Jong Nam, police say
CNN
The chemical substance used to kill Kim Jong Nam was VX nerve agent, according to a preliminary report by the Chemistry Department of Malaysia, Malaysian police said in a statement Friday. Kim, the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, died February 13.
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Oscars: Breaking down barriers after race row9h Oscars: Breaking down barriers after race row
Sky News
There's a buzz in Hollywood about the possibility of Moonlight emerging as the film to beat La La Land to best picture on Sunday. 
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Labour Loses Seat to Tories but Defeats UKIP Leader in British Voting9h Labour Loses Seat to Tories but Defeats UKIP Leader in British Voting
The New York Times
Labour suffered a major setback in Copeland, a longtime stronghold for the party, but its win over Paul Nuttall in Stoke-on-Trent Central was a blow to the populist UKIP.
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9h Updated FBI refused White House request to knock down recent Trump-Russia stories
CNN
The FBI rejected a recent White House request to publicly knock down media reports about communications between Donald Trump's associates and Russians known to US intelligence during the 2016 presidential campaign, multiple US officials briefed on the matter tell CNN.
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10h GOPer to Trump: Release your tax
CNN
A conservative member of Congress called on President Donald Trump Thursday to release his tax returns following an emotional exchange at a town hall.
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Kim Jong-nam Was Killed by VX Nerve Agent, Malaysians Say11h Updated Kim Jong-nam Was Killed by VX Nerve Agent, Malaysians Say
The New York Times
The Malaysian police said the substance, listed as a chemical weapon, had been identified from samples taken from the skin and eye of the North Korean leader’s estranged half brother.
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North Korea Accuses China of ‘Mean Behavior’ After It Tightens Sanctions11h North Korea Accuses China of ‘Mean Behavior’ After It Tightens Sanctions
The New York Times
The criticism focused on China’s decision to suspend coal imports from North Korea, which depends on China for 90 percent of its external trade.
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China Shakes Up Top Economic Team Ahead of Power Shuffle12h Updated China Shakes Up Top Economic Team Ahead of Power Shuffle
The Wall Street Journal
The moves, which come before a major leadership summit later this year, involve China’s top banking regulator, the commerce minister and its top economic-planning official.
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12h Updated Duterte critic Leila de Lima arrested
CNN
One of the fiercest critics of Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte and his bloody crackdown on illegal drugs was ordered arrested Thursday on drug-related charges in what supporters say is a politically motivated vendetta.
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12h He risked his life for this film
CNN
Twenty-one-year-old Khaled Khatib works as a cinematographer and press officer for the Syrian White Helmets.
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As Kelly and Tillerson Visit Mexico, Their Reassurances Differ From Trump’s Stance12h Updated As Kelly and Tillerson Visit Mexico, Their Reassurances Differ From Trump’s Stance
The New York Times
Top U.S. officials held a news conference in Mexico City as policy announcements from the White House continue to enrage the Mexican public.
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13h Leicester City sacks Claudio Ranieri
CNN
Leicester City Football Club has sacked manager Claudio Ranieri less than nine months after winning the Premier League Title.
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13h Muslim Leader in Bosnia Asks to Reopen Genocide Case Against Serbia
The New York Times
The request by Bakir Izetbegovic is likely to fan the simmering political tension in a region still torn by the war that broke up Yugoslavia in the 1990s.
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Rebels Claim Capture of Syrian City From ISIS14h Updated Rebels Claim Capture of Syrian City From ISIS
The Wall Street Journal
Turkish-backed rebels said they had seized one of Islamic State’s last urban strongholds in northern Syria on Thursday, a victory for the opposition on the day it began a new round of peace talks with the regime in Geneva.
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The Interpreter: Lessons From Abroad: What Can Happen When Migrants Are Pushed Into the Shadows14h The Interpreter: Lessons From Abroad: What Can Happen When Migrants Are Pushed Into the Shadows
The New York Times
President Trump’s new deportation rules risk increasing the burdens on undocumented immigrants and, more broadly, on society as a whole.
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15h Updated Underground network: Faith leaders ready to hide immigrants
CNN
A hammer pounds away in the living room of a middle class home. A sanding machine smoothes the grain of the wood floor in the dining room.
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15h $1.2M-worth of cannabis found in nuclear bunker
CNN
Police in the United Kingdom discovered a large cannabis factory after raiding a nuclear bunker on Thursday. The value of the crop they recovered was estimated at over £1 million ($1.2 million).
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15h Sources: Some intel officials concerned about White House effort to justify travel ban
CNN
President Donald Trump has assigned the Department of Homeland Security, working with the Justice Department, to help build the legal case for its temporary travel ban on individuals from seven countries, a senior White House official tells CNN.
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Iraqi Forces Close to Controlling Mosul Airport16h Updated Iraqi Forces Close to Controlling Mosul Airport
The Wall Street Journal
Iraqi military forces were nearly in control of Mosul’s international airport, Iraqi military officials said, a major step in their fight to retake the Islamic State-held western side of the city.
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For Syrian Refugees, There Is No Going Home16h For Syrian Refugees, There Is No Going Home
The New York Times
Major powers may settle for President Bashar al-Assad’s rule as peace talks resumed, but families that fled to Lebanon said they had nothing to return to and feared reprisals.
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16h Is this billboard sexist?
CNN
It's just seven words long, but that's enough to start a firestorm: "Real men provide. Real women appreciate it."
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Migrants Face Deportations and Walls in Europe, Too16h Migrants Face Deportations and Walls in Europe, Too
The New York Times
No European governments have adopted the aggressive stance of President Trump, but they are tightening rules, building fences and intercepting immigrants at sea.
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16h Lawmaker: Trump lawyer pushed Ukraine deal
CNN
The setting was a Manhattan restaurant, and after 25 minutes what allegedly emerged was a pro-Russian peace plan for Ukraine that its author believes may have ended up in the White House.
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At a ‘Defense’ Expo, an Antiseptic World of Weaponry17h At a ‘Defense’ Expo, an Antiseptic World of Weaponry
The New York Times
High-tech glitter and smooth sales pitches abounded, but there was no indication of the destruction being wrought by the goods on sale.
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17h Updated Sources: Some intel officials concerned about White House effort to justify travel
CNN
President Donald Trump has assigned the Department of Homeland Security, working with the Justice Department, to help build the legal case for its temporary travel ban on individuals from seven countries, a senior White House official tells CNN.
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17h Updated Trump watch: Live coverage
CNN
President Trump is battling leaks, signing new executive actions and speaking at CPAC. We are covering his fifth week in office here.
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Most of Mosul Airport Is Taken by Iraqi Forces in Push Against ISIS18h Updated Most of Mosul Airport Is Taken by Iraqi Forces in Push Against ISIS
The New York Times
The move is part of a broader offensive to force the Islamic State from the western half of the city, Iraq’s second largest.
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18h Blasphemy charges for Quran burning
CNN
A Danish man who burned the Quran has been charged with blasphemy, the first such charge in the country in almost half a century.
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18h Updated Trump lawyer pushed pro-Russia Ukraine deal, lawmaker says
CNN
The setting was a Manhattan restaurant, and after 25 minutes what allegedly emerged was a pro-Russian peace plan for Ukraine that its author believes may have ended up in the White House.
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Trump wants to expand US nuclear arsenal18h Trump wants to expand US nuclear arsenal
Sky News
Donald Trump says he wants to expand America's nuclear arsenal to make the US "top of the pack".
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19h Updated Double life: Pope - better to be atheist than greedy Christian?
CNN
Christians who exploit people, lead a double life and get involved in "dirty business," scandalize the church, Pope Francis said in a sermon Thursday in Rome. In fact, it might be better just to be an atheist.
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19h Updated Thorny issues: Trump envoys in Mexico
CNN
The US secretaries of state and homeland security are in Mexico for meetings with top officials Thursday after months of charged rhetoric from President Donald Trump and US immigration measures announced this week that have dramatic implications for the United States' southern neighbor.
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Hassan Ali Khaire, an Oil Executive, Is Picked to Be Somalia’s Prime Minister19h Hassan Ali Khaire, an Oil Executive, Is Picked to Be Somalia’s Prime Minister
The New York Times
Mr. Khaire, who is also a former aid worker and who has dual Somali and Norwegian citizenship, was appointed just a day after the president’s inauguration.
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Danish Man Who Burned Quran Is Prosecuted for Blasphemy19h Danish Man Who Burned Quran Is Prosecuted for Blasphemy
The New York Times
Reviving a law not used since 1971, officials brought charges against a man who made an anti-Islamic demonstration on Facebook.
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20h Contestant in a wheelchair is a first for Miss Australia pageant
CNN
Pageants are known for wanting complete perfection from their contestants. This year, the Miss Australia pageant has a contestant in a wheelchair, showing just how perfect women of all kinds can be.
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A Paid Hour a Week for Sex? Swedish Town Considers It20h A Paid Hour a Week for Sex? Swedish Town Considers It
The New York Times
A plan to pay town workers in Overtornea, Sweden, to take an hour off for sex has raised eyebrows, but some experts say it has merit.
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Iraqi Forces Storm Mosul Airport20h Updated Iraqi Forces Storm Mosul Airport
The Wall Street Journal
The forces seized control of at least half of the airport, as a military spokesman declared that the fight for the Iraqi city’s militant-held west has begun in earnest.
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20h New sex ed manual busts taboos
CNN
It's okay for a boy to have feelings for another boy. In fact, it's natural, says India's Health Ministry.
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20h Updated Bernard-Henri Levy: Clearly, Trump administration has problem with Jews
CNN
I had no idea how right I was, a month ago, when I wrote in The New York Times that American Jews should be wary of their new President.
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Europeans Scramble for Right to Live in U.K. as Net Migration Falls21h Europeans Scramble for Right to Live in U.K. as Net Migration Falls
The Wall Street Journal
The number of Europeans seeking permanent residence in the U.K. shot up in the wake of the Brexit referendum in a sign that EU citizens scrambled to secure their right to live in Britain.
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21h Transgender rights: Nations ahead of US
CNN
As transgender people fight for their basic civil liberties globally, 20 countries have passed some form of legislation recognizing their rights, according to the Global Commission on HIV and the Law.
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21h Mom carrying baby without brain to term - to donate its organs
CNN
When Keri Young found out her unborn child didn't have a brain, she made an unthinkably selfless decision. She decided to carry Eva to term to donate the organs to other babies in need.
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21h Iraqi Forces Take Most of Mosul Airport in Push Against ISIS
The New York Times
The move is part of a broader offensive to force the Islamic State from the western half of the city, Iraq’s second largest.
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Top U.S. Officials Get Chilly Reception in Mexico21h Updated Top U.S. Officials Get Chilly Reception in Mexico
The Wall Street Journal
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly arrived for talks in Mexico to find a defiant government refusing to accept President Donald Trump’s tougher immigration and deportation policies.
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21h Debate breaks out over billboard
CNN
It's just seven words long, but that's enough to start a firestorm: "Real men provide. Real women appreciate it."
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Europeans Scramble for Right to Live in U.K. Though Net Migration Falls21h Updated Europeans Scramble for Right to Live in U.K. Though Net Migration Falls
The Wall Street Journal
The number of Europeans seeking permanent residence in the U.K. shot up in the wake of the Brexit referendum in a sign that EU citizens scrambled to secure their right to live in Britain.
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On the front line with Iraqis at Mosul airport22h On the front line with Iraqis at Mosul airport
Sky News
The column of armour rumbles through villages that look like damnation itself. 
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22h Updated Paris students launch anti-police protests
CNN
Hundreds of students blockaded the entrances to their schools in Paris Thursday, demanding justice for a young black man who was allegedly raped by French police earlier this month.
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22h Ball dogs back at Open tennis tournament
CNN
A year after the Brazil Open tennis tournament used ball dogs instead of ball kids during a day of the tournament, they're back. This time they'll be around for semifinal and final day.
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McCain Makes Secret Trip to Syria22h Updated McCain Makes Secret Trip to Syria
The Wall Street Journal
Sen. McCain secretly traveled to northern Syria last weekend to speak with American military officials and Kurdish fighters at the forefront of the push to drive Islamic State out of Raqqa, according to U.S. officials.
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23h Updated Trump pulls protection for transgenders
CNN
The Trump administration on Wednesday night withdrew Obama-era guidance on transgender bathroom use in public schools.
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Ecuador to Hold Runoff in Tense Presidential Election24h Updated Ecuador to Hold Runoff in Tense Presidential Election
The New York Times
Lenín Moreno won 39.4 percent of votes on Sunday, just short of the 40 percent threshold needed for an outright victory. He will face Guillermo Lasson in April.
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Rex Tillerson Arrives in Mexico Facing Twin Threats to Relations24h Updated Rex Tillerson Arrives in Mexico Facing Twin Threats to Relations
The New York Times
President Trump’s orders to deport immigrants in the United States illegally and an effort to review all American aid to Mexico complicate the secretary of state’s task.
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24h Updated He came, he saw -- how Ronaldo conquered China
CNN
He is one of the greatest players in history and now Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo reigns supreme not only on the football pitch but in the digital world too.
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Philippine Court Orders Arrest of Prominent Critic of Rodrigo Duterte24h Philippine Court Orders Arrest of Prominent Critic of Rodrigo Duterte
The New York Times
Senator Leila de Lima, a fierce opponent of the president’s bloody antidrug campaign, is accused of taking bribes from imprisoned drug traffickers.
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25h Could common cold be cured?
CNN
Scientists say they are one step closer to cracking the genetic "enigma" code behind the common cold.
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25h Updated We now need 10 daily portions of fruit, veg
CNN
Eating 10 portions of fruit and vegetables a day could significantly reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke, cancer and early death, according to new research.
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25h Updated Canadian teenagers sold for sex
CNN
As Lauren Chopek painfully details her story, she does so with the reticence of a survivor, as if somehow remaining silent would have been better.
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25h Fake ads shame child sex callers
CNN
Demand Tracker records numbers that call fake ads offering youngsters for sex, and makes the numbers available to the public.
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26h Sweden tensions mar pride over refugees
CNN
With its brick and pastel-colored mid-rise apartment blocks, neatly-paved square and tree-lined streets, Rinkeby could be just about any town in Sweden.
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Iraqi Forces Seize Runway at Mosul Airport From ISIS26h Iraqi Forces Seize Runway at Mosul Airport From ISIS
The Wall Street Journal
Iraqi forces fought their way into a sprawling military base outside of Mosul and onto the grounds of the city’s airport, taking control of the runway amid fierce exchanges of fire with Islamic State militants.
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4 Dead in Kashmir After Militants Ambush Indian Patrol26h Updated 4 Dead in Kashmir After Militants Ambush Indian Patrol
The New York Times
Three Indian soldiers were killed in a gun battle on Thursday morning, the latest in a series of army casualties in the restive region. A civilian was also killed.
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How the Hit Team Came Together to Kill Kim Jong Nam27h Updated How the Hit Team Came Together to Kill Kim Jong Nam
The Wall Street Journal
New developments are bolstering suspicions that the killing last week of Kim Jong Nam, half-brother of North Korea’s mercurial dictator, was a well-orchestrated plot directed from Pyongyang.
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Seven Earth-Size Planets Discovered Orbiting Nearby Star27h Updated Seven Earth-Size Planets Discovered Orbiting Nearby Star
The Wall Street Journal
Seven alien worlds about the size of Earth have been discovered orbiting a tiny nearby star, and six of them appear warm enough that water could exist on their surfaces, European astronomers said.
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Sinosphere: China Wants to Attract More Foreigners (of a Certain Kind)27h Sinosphere: China Wants to Attract More Foreigners (of a Certain Kind)
The New York Times
An uptick in green cards illustrates an effort to draw more investors and celebrities, but for other foreigners, residency restrictions have increased.
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28h Updated Bannon, Pence send contradictory messages to Europe
CNN
White House strategist Steve Bannon described the European Union as a flawed institution to Germany's US envoy a week before Vice President Mike Pence reaffirmed the US commitment to the EU in Brussels, two diplomatic sources with knowledge of the conversation told CNN.
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28h Bernard-Henri Levy: Clearly, Trump has problem with Jews
CNN
I had no idea how right I was, a month ago, when I wrote in The New York Times that American Jews should be wary of their new President.
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28h Tech solutions to end global hunger
CNN
What do you do when you see or hear something strange and want to learn more? Perhaps no one around you knows, so you go online or turn to social media.
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29h Ronaldo reigns digital China
CNN
He is one of the greatest players in history and now Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo reigns supreme not only on the football pitch but in the digital world too.
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29h Long-term stress might make you fat, study says
CNN
Could constant stress be making you fat?
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29h ISIS battle: Forces in massive offensive
CNN
Iraqi forces are engaged in a massive offensive to regain control of Mosul airport, a Iraqi spokesman has said in a statement.
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Winning US Powerball ticket worth £349m29h Winning US Powerball ticket worth £349m
Sky News
A lucky gambler in Indiana has been confirmed as one of the biggest winners in US Powerball history.
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China Exceeded U.N. Cap on North Korean Coal Imports in December29h Updated China Exceeded U.N. Cap on North Korean Coal Imports in December
The Wall Street Journal
Before Beijing suspended North Korean coal imports over the weekend to squeeze Pyongyang’s nuclear program, the hermit state shipped more coal to China in December than allowed under United Nations sanctions.
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Video: Men save girl dangling from window30h Video: Men save girl dangling from window
Sky News
Two men have been hailed as heroes after saving a little girl who was hanging from the fourth storey of a residential building in China.
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30h Inside a forgotten theme park
CNN
"We're all fascinated with post-apocalyptic visions," says Romain Veillon.
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Election in Britain’s ‘Brexit Capital’ Poses Test for Labour Party30h Updated Election in Britain’s ‘Brexit Capital’ Poses Test for Labour Party
The New York Times
Parliamentary elections in Stoke and Copeland, another struggling Labour stronghold, may decide the fate of the party’s leader, Jeremy Corbyn.
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31h Bannon, Pence send contradictory messages to EU
CNN
White House strategist Steve Bannon described the European Union as a flawed institution to Germany's US envoy a week before Vice President Mike Pence reaffirmed the US commitment to the EU in Brussels, two diplomatic sources with knowledge of the conversation told CNN.
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Kim Jong-nam Evidence Being Fabricated by Malaysia, North Korea Says31h Kim Jong-nam Evidence Being Fabricated by Malaysia, North Korea Says
The New York Times
Pyongyang on Thursday denied involvement in the killing at the Kuala Lumpur airport, even as it refused to acknowledge that the victim was Kim Jong-un’s half brother.
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31h Updated US withdraws federal protections on transgender bathrooms in schools
CNN
The Trump administration on Wednesday night withdrew Obama-era guidance on transgender bathroom use in public schools.
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Iraqi forces storm Mosul airport32h Iraqi forces storm Mosul airport
Sky News
US-backed Iraqi forces have stormed Mosul's main airport and a nearby military base, according to state TV.
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32h Updated Tents burn as pipeline protesters leave
CNN
As Wednesday afternoon's deadline to evacuate the Standing Rock camp site looms, a number of Dakota Access Pipeline protesters have vowed to stay put.
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Volcanologist rescued after falling into crater33h Volcanologist rescued after falling into crater
Sky News
A volcanologist and his guide are recovering after they fell into an active volcano in Nicaragua and had to be rescued by firemen.
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